Basic Aural Skills

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Basic Aural Skills tackles written theory concepts from an aural perspective. We will develop the ability to sing and identify intervals and sonorities, perform and transcribe rhythm in simple and compound meters, sing melodies at sight, and dictate melodies and harmonic progressions—all of which add dimension and scope to written theory. Students who have completed Hearing and Singing or demonstrate the equivalent may take this course. During the course of their studies, all Music Thirds are required to take this yearlong Basic Aural Skills course. It is recommended, but not required, that this course be taken in conjunction with Theory II: Basic Tonal Theory and Composition.